Lauren Clayton is an artist, graphic designer, and founder of Studio 162 in Stamford, CT. She studied at the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC before winning a grant to help launch her business in 2003. Lauren began specialized in designing family heirloom books at the start of her business but has grown to offer a variety of creative solutions. In recent years, Lauren has developed a special focus on working for non-profit organizations whose mission she supports with powerful design. As an artist, she explores the ideas of connectivity, ethnicity, and our impact on our environment and community. She participates in creative initiatives, mural projects, and art shows in CT and NY.